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									           THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION ANNUAL MEETING
                                                of the
                    AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION
                                               and the
                     SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE
                                        27-28March 2008

Thursday, 27 March 2008
The Book Display will be open from 7:30 am until 5:00pm

   TIME                                           EVENT
7:30am                                 Registration –AAR and SBL

                                           AAR Panels
9:00am –    Religion and Culture: Identity and Expression in the Public Square
11:00am     Katie Oxx, St. Joseph's University, Presiding
                     Charles Brian McAdams, Temple University
                    Amalee Meehan, Boston College, “No Place Like Home”
                    Justin Paul Farrell, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Nietzsche's
                    Unhistorical Quest for the Ahistorical Jesus”

            Contemporary Religious Experience: Prayer, Personalism, and Power
                  Stephen S. Bush, Princeton University, “Religious Experience and
                  Sociopolitical Power”
                  Patrick Tiernan, Boston College High School, “Transcending the
                  Immanence of Selfhood: A Postmodern Catholic Personalism”

            Language & Meaning-making
                   Hetty Zock, University of Groningen, “Spiritual Caregivers and
                   psychologists: Allies Taking Care of Meaning-Making”
                   Aron Dunlap, Temple University, “The Paradoxical Nature of the Subject's
                   Ex-timate Core”
                   Daniel J. Gaztambide, Union Theological Seminary, “The Role of the
                   Placebo Effect, Individual Psychology, and Immune Response in
                   Regulating the Effects of Religion on Health”

            Christianity and Nazism: Troubled Encounters
                    Matthew Bowman, Georgetown University, “The Corruption of Martin
                    Luther: American Fundamentalists and the Problem of Nazism: 1933-1940”
                    Maria Mazzenga, Catholic University of America, "Catholicism, Nazism,
                    and the 1939 South American Goodwill Tour of Father Maurice Sheehy and
                    Bishop James Ryan"
                    Andrew Wackerfuss, Georgetown University, “Franz Tügel, Pastor to the
                    Storm troopers”




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9:00am –    First Generation Christianity in East Asia, in dialogue with local religions and
11:00am     cultures
            John Stanley, Kutztown University, Presiding
                     Thomas G. Oey, PhD, Independent Scholar and Consultant, China-USA
                     Cultural History Exchanges, “Reconstructing the Biography of Early
                     Chinese Protestant Leader Huang Guangcai; A Preliminary Analysis of the
                     Sources, with Emphasis on His Extant Letters to Colleague E.W. Syle“
                     Hyung-Jin Park, PhD candidate, Princeton Theological Seminary,
                     “Converting History: Ham Sok-Hon’s A Spiritual History of Korea”
                     Jonathan Seitz, PhD, lecturer, Princeton Theological Seminary, Jesus’s
                     Three Jewels? The Saving Merit of the God Jesus? Christian Doctrine in a
                     Chinese Diasporic Religious Context”

            Women’s Forgotten Innovations on Global Issues
            Jacqueline Pastis, LaSalle University, presiding
                    Patricia Way, Temple University, “A Masculinist, Discursive Colonization
                    of the ‘Globalization Debate’”
                    Rachel Kamel, Temple University, “Feminism, American Jewish Identity,
                    and Jewish Dissent”
                    Erica Olson, Fordham University, “Learning to be Attentive: Reading
                    Mujerista Theology as an Outsider”

11:00am –   Theologians in Retrospect
12:30pm            Stuart Squires, Catholic University of America, “Contra Academicos as
                   Autobiography: A Critique of the Historiography of Augustine's first
                   Extant Dialogue”
                   R.F. Bulman, St. John’s University, “Hans Kung’s Attempt at
                   Aggiornamento: A Retrospect”

11:00am –                               Book Display and Lunch
  1:00pm
1:00pm –    Religion & Cultural Practices in the 19th Century City
3:00pm      Katie Oxx, St. Joseph's University, Presiding
                    Nicole Kirk, Princeton Theological Seminary, “An Education in Christian
                    Taste: John Wanamaker’s Christian Practice at the Wanamaker
                    Philadelphia Store”
                    Lydia Brawner, New York University, “The Moral Barnum”
                    Daniel Vaca, Union Theological Seminary, “The Role of the Placebo Effect,
                    Individual Psychology, and Immune Response in Regulation the Effects of
                    Religion on Health”

            Divine Command Theory
                    William J. Hawk, James Madison University, “When God Allegedly
                    Commands Immoral Action: On claiming Divine Justification for what
                    would otherwise be immoral
                    Elias Ortega-Aponte, Princeton Theological Seminary, “God's Emotional
                    Commands and their rational tale?: Divine Command Theory,
                    Neuroscience finding a place between reason and emotion”
                    Bradford McCall, Regent University, “The Paradox of Teleology and
                    Causation: From whence Does God Act?”




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1:00pm –   New Theologies of Mediation
3:00pm           Mario Costa, Drew University, “The Christic Mediation of God's Love:
                 Turning Derrida's Gift of Death into a Gift of Life”
                 Aimee Upjohn Light, “Referential Inclusivism: Maintaining our Truth
                 Claims While Learning from the Other”
                 Matthew T. Powell, Marquette University, “The Otherness that is Only
                 Difference: Theological Trajectories for a Post-Traditional World”

           Ecological Ethics: Cosmic Paradox/Earthly Reconciliation
                   Alicia Ostriker, Rutgers University, “The Earth is the Lord’s: What Does
                   That Mean?”
                   Anthony Lioi, The Julliard School, “Unheard Melodies Are Sweeter:
                   Cosmic Music as a Foundation for Environmental Ethics”
                   Cecil Berit Marshall, Drew University, “VandanShiva and Intraspecies
                   Integrity”

           Missionaries as Scholars and Activists: Paradoxical Identity and the Challenge of
           Cross-Cultural Understanding
           Thomas Ricks, University of Pennsylvania, Presiding
                  Kaley Carpenter, PhD candidate, Princeton Theological Seminary, “The
                  Missionary Legacy for Middle Eastern Policy: James Barton and the
                  Genesis of Modern American-Turkish Relations, 1894-1927”
                  La Seng Dingrin, PhD, independent scholar, Philadelphia, PA, “The
                  Conflicting Legacy of Adoniram Judson: Appropriating and Polemicizing
                  Against Burmese Buddhism”
                  Kathleen Lodwick, PhD, Professor, Penn State University, LeHigh Valley,
                  “James Gilmour: The Missionary as Amateur Ethnographer”

           Africa to America: Interconnections
           E. Obiri Addo, Drew University, Presiding
                   Adam Clark, Xavier University, “The Future of Black Theology in a post
                   Civil Rights, Post Black Power Era”
                   Lorena M. Parrish, Union Theological Seminary, “Talking Culture, Talking
                   Race: African Feminists and African American Womanists in Dialogue”
                   Jude Aguwa, Mercy College, “The Belief in Reincarnation: Its Paradoxical
                   and Inspirational Role in Igbo Religious Practices”

3:00pm -   Theological Geographies
4:30pm     Katie Oxx, St. Joseph's University, Presiding
                  Andrew Wilson, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Free Indians and Black
                  Slaves in Las Casas' Vision for a Repopulated Indies”
                  Vera Jakoby, McDaniel College, “Vision and Destruction of Paradise”

           Love, God, & the Other
                  Daniel Wade McClain, The Catholic University of America, “Mystery,
                  Gift, and Love: Henri de Lubac's Ressourcement of the desiderium naturale
                  visionis dei”
                  John Yong Lee, Korean Presbyterian Church of Rockville, “Friendship and
                  Suffering: Love's inherent Vulnerability to the Other”

           Religion & Other media
                   Rachel Wagner, Ithaca College, “God and the Gun: Religion, Virtual


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                   Reality, and Violence”
                   Philippe Eberhard, William Patterson University, “The Mediality of
                   Postmodern Architecture and Theology”

           The Fathers & the Self
                  Rebecca R. Howell, Lutheran Theological Seminary, “Spiritual Ecstasy and
                  Death to Self in Bonaventure’s Understanding of Contemplation”
                  Mark A. Frisius, Marymount University “The mercy and justice of God:
                  Tertullian’s understanding of God’s preference for repentance over death”


           Paradox, Unbelief, & the Incarnation
                  Margaret Taylor-Ulizio, Georgian Court University, “The Paradoxical
                  Need for Unbelief”
                  Paul D. Molnar, St. John's University, “Should the Incarnation be seen as
                  the conclusion and not the starting point of Christology?”

           Contemporary Responses to Otherness
                 Kenneth A. Reynhout, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Alain Badiou:
                 Paradoxical Theologian of the Void?”
                 E. Maynard Moore, Baltimore-Washington Conference, UMC, “Patristic
                 Pneumatology as a Clue to Religious Intolerance”

4:30 –     SBL Plenary Talk
5:45pm     Stephen L. Cook, Virginia Theological Seminary, presiding
           Plenary Speaker: Choon-Leong Seow, Henry Snyder Gehman Professor of Old
           Testament Language and Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Job’s Wife,
           A Lecture in Slides: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations”

6:00 –                                    Dinner Reception
7:30pm                           The American Academy of Religion
                                   The Society of Biblical Literature
7:30 –     AAR Plenary Talk
9:00pm     Habibeh Rahim, St. John’s University, Presiding
           Plenary Speaker: Linda Ardito, Dowling College
           “Contemporary Ecological Issues and Early Greek Thought: Some Religio-
           Philosophical Considerations”

9:00pm -                               After Hours Networking
????                          Katie Oxx, St. Joseph's University, Presiding
                         Join Colleagues and Friends for informal conversation




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Friday, 28 March 2008
The Book Display will be open from 7:30 am until 3:00pm

   TIME                                         EVENT
7:30am                               Registration –AAR and SBL
                                          AAR Panels
9:00am –   Theodicy
11:30am           Steven Lee, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary, “An Eastern Orthodox
                  Theodicy?”
                  David Bradnick, Regent University, “Decay, Vitality, and the Spirit: A
                  Pneumatological Perspective on Entropy and Emergent Systems”
                  Mark Larrimore, Eugene Lange College The New School for Liberal Arts,
                  “The problem of evil and the paradoxes of good”
                  William McKenith, “An Hegelian Approach to Theodicy-Making”

           Religion & Literature
           Johanna Monighan-Schaefer, Dickinson College, presiding
                   Stephen M. Johnson, Montclair State University, “Irreverent Revelation:
                   Paradoxical Powers of Religious Fiction”
                   Lee Barrett & James E. Siburt, Lancaster Theological Seminary, “God and
                   Time: Science Fiction and Theology”
                   Philip Browning Helsel, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Androgyny in
                   Shakespeare's Twelth Night: Middle Space Between Gender Polarity as
                   Sacred Paradox”
                   Alexandra N. Carroll, The Catholic University of America, “The Devil in
                   the Darkness: Mikhail Bulgakov's Mysticism of Darkness in The Master
                   and Margarita”
                   Tolonda Henderson, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, “Some of the
                   Best Stuff God Did: The Paradoxical Relationship Between the Erotic and
                   the Divine in the Color Purple”

           Islam
           Habibeh Rahim, St. John’s University, Presiding
                 Zaenal Muttaqin, Temple University, “The Silent Reaction of the Prophet
                 Muhammed against Musaylima's Opposition”
                 Phillip Hoefs, Temple University, “Ethnicity in 11th Century al-Andalus:
                 Using Bourdieu to Investigate Historiographical Assumptions”
                 Martyn Oliver, Boston University, “Infidelity: Islam, Apostasy, and Ayaan
                 Hirsi Ali as a Challenge to Liberal Democracy”
                 Daniel Ali, American University, “Theology of Slavery in Islam”

9:00am –   Theology & Paradox
11:30am    Frank Connolly-Weinert, St John’s University, Presiding
                  Francis Caponi, Villanova University, “‘It Seems That God Has No Name’:
                  Thomas Aquinas on Analogy and Metaphor”
                  Jyoti Raghu, Columbia University, “The Paradox of the Self's True
                  Identity”
                  Stacey E. Ake, Drexel University, “simul justus et peccator, or the
                  Faithfulness of Sin”
                  Sung-Sup Kim, Princeton Theological Seminary, “The Paradox of Divine
                  Knowledge in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas”



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            Panel: Evangelicals, Ecumenism, and Emerging Questions:
            The Paradox of Diversity and Unity at Oberlin 2007
            R.M. Keelan Downton, Somerset Christian College, Presiding
            Participants:
                    Christina Busman, Princeton Theological Seminary
                    John L. Drury, Princeton Theological Seminary
                    Mary M. Veeneman, Fordham University

            Boundaries of Protestant Denominationalism
                  David Komline, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Deconstructing
                  Fundamentalism: Reconsidering the Canonical Texts”
                  Martin Lohrmann, Lutheran Theological Seminary, “A Monument to
                  American Intolerance: The Iowa Synod's ‘Open Questions’ in their
                  American Context”
                  William Brent Jones, University of Virginia, “What shall we do about
                  Campbell?”

11:30am –                                  Books & Lunch
 1:00pm                                MAR-AAR Business Meeting

1:00pm –    Inscribing Religion; Subjugated Bodies
3:00pm      Patricia Way, Temple University, Presiding
                     Ann Michaud, Fordham University, “Sex and Eros as Sacred and Profane”
                     C.S. Matthews, U.S. Naval Academy, “The Paradox of Identity: Bodies as
                     sites of difference and dissent in New Lebanon during Mother Ann’s
                     work”
                     Geoffrey Pollick, Drew University, “Converting to Resistance: Reading
                     Wiliam Apess's Struggle for native History”
            Karl Barth
                     Michael T. Dempsey, St. John's University, “Trinity and Election in the
                     Theology of Karl Barth: Problems and Possibilities in Contemporary
                     Interpretations”
                     D. W. Congdon, Princeton Theological Seminary, “The Sinlessness of
                     Jesus? An Examination of Chalcedonian Chirstology in Light of Karl Barth
                     and Oliver Crisp”
                     W. Travis McMaken, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Authority,
                     Mission, and Institution: A Systematic Consideration of Mt 28.18-20 in Karl
                     Barth's Rejection of Infant Baptism”

            Jewish Christian Relations: Polemic, Mysticism, and the Cut
            Jacqueline Pastis, LaSalle University, presiding
                    Devorah Schoenfeld, St. Mary's College of Maryland, “Scribes as Active
                    Readers: Manuscript Devlt and Jewish Christian Polemic in Rashi and in
                    the Gloss Ordinaria”
                    Hartley Lachter, Muhlenberg College, “Mystical Annihilation and Cosmic
                    Renewal in the Zohar”
                    Erika Murphy, Drew University, “Cut and Continuity: Toward an Open
                    Ending"




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           Hospitality & the Meaning of Place
                  Hyun Soo Kim, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Two Approaches to the
                  Paradox of Hospitality: Jacques Derrida and Dietrich Bonhoeffer”
                  Jana Strukova, Emory University, “Island vs. Dining Room Table:
                  Residential Living as a Clue to the Practice of Hospitality in a Family”
                  David M Krueger, Temple University, “The Kensington Runestone:
                  Religious Mapping and Ethnic Identity”

           Emptiness, Consciousness, Righteousness: Religious Questions in Early &
           Medieval East Asia
           Jonathan Seitz, Princeton Theological Seminary, Presiding
                  H. Bhyun Choo, SUNY Stony Brook, “Wonch'uk's Commentary on the
                  Heart Sutra: His unique exposition of the Yogacara Interpretation of the
                  Heart Sutra”
                  Ping Guan, Syracuse University, “Mencius on Neighboring State Relations:
                  Rules of Exigency vs. Right Principles”
                  Gregory Scott, Columbia University, “Yogacara, Chinese Buddhism, and
                  Western philosophy?”

           Religion & the Visual Arts
           Mikhail Sergeev, University of the Arts, presiding
                   Mikhail Sergeev, University of the Arts, “ Crucifixion in Abstract
                   Painting”
                   Johanna Monighan-Schaefer, Dickinson College, “Religious Interpretation
                   in Art: The Nazarenes”
                   Phyllis I. Gillie, retired scholar, “Role of the Iconographer in Expressing
                   Creativity and Spirituality through the "Writing" of Icons”

3:00pm -   Paradox & Political Action
5:00pm     Patricia Way, Temple University, Presiding
                    Nicholas Rademacher, Cabrini College, "Militant Pacifism" as Corrective
                    Paradox: A Study of Daniel Berrigan's Appearance in Germantown, PA”
                    Hsiao-Lan Hu, Temple University, “The Personal is Political, and Vice
                    Versa: Kamma as Non-Self Volitional Action”
                    Hsuan-Li Wang, Columbia University, “The Public Use of Non-public
                    Reason: Habermas on the Religion of the Public Sphere”


           Interfaith Dialogue: The biblical persona of Solomon in Judaism, Christianity and
           Islam.
                    Michael Kogan
                    Catherine Martin
                    Habibeh Rahim

           Psychology of Death, Religion, & Violence
                  Jerry S. Piven, Case Western Reserve University, “Terroristic Apotheosis in
                  Death”
                  Neil J. Kressel, Yale University and William Paterson University,
                  "Religious Elements in the Motivation of Jihadi Terrorists"
                  Thomas E. Kryst, The Catholic University of America, “The Divine Wrath--
                  Jealous Love or Human Projection?”




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Hindu Orthodoxy, Dhārmic Ecology, and the Complexity of Madness: Religious
Paradox in South and Central Asia
       R S Dalvi, Brock University, “Sankara and the Construction of Orthodoxy”
       David M. DiValerio, University of Virginia, “A New Direction in the
       Study of Tibet's Holy Madmen”
       Pankaj Jain, University of Iowa, “Indian Ethnic and Tribal Identity, the
       Dhārmic Life, and the Ecological Order”

Social Ethics from the Classroom to the World
Natalie Houghtby-Haddon, The George Washington University, presiding
        Nancy M. Rourke, St. John’s University, “Paradox in the Classroom:
        Where is the end?”
        Brian Berry, College of Notre Dame, MD, “Sin, Salvationand Social
        Teaching in the Theology of Gregory Baum”
        Jennifer Lancaster, Lancaster Theological Seminary, “Global Economics
        Viewed Theologically”




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Thursday, 27 March 2008


  TIME                                    EVENT

7:30am                         Registration –AAR and SBL
                                      SBL Panels
9:00am –
11:30am     The Former Prophets
            Jennifer L. Koosed, Albright College, presiding
                   Donna J. Laird, Drew University, “‘Reigning’ on the King’s
                   Parade: God and Humans Contesting Sovereignty”
                   Carol B. Wilson, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian
                   University, “Battle of the Memories: Yahweh versus Anat in
                   Judges 11”
                   Jeremy M. Hutton, Princeton Theological Seminary, “A North
                   African Parallel of the ‘Levitical Diaspora’”
                   Edith Davidson, State University of New York, College at
                   Oneonta, emeritus, “The Power of Judges as Literature”


            The Johannine Literature
            Michael Newhart, Howard University School of Divinity, presiding
                   Steven B. Nash, Faculdade Teológica Batista de São Paulo,
                   “The Presentation of the Paschal King: The Climax of the
                   Johannine Passion?”
                   Grant Gieseke, Drew University, “The Kidron Connection:
                   Arresting Ambivalence in John 18:1-12”
                   Jason S. Sturdevant, Princeton Theological Seminary, “John 12
                   as a Midrash on Isaiah 6:1-10”
                   Matthew E. Gordley, Regent University, “The Logos in
                   History: Another Look at the Structure and Emphasis of John
                   1:1-18”
                   Carlos Bovell, Independent Scholar, “3 John as Canon: A
                   Canonical Approach to a Much-Neglected Epistle”


11:00am –
12:30pm     “Empires, Swords, and Thrones: Power Metaphors in the Synoptics”
            Natalie Houghtby-Haddon, The George Washington University,
            presiding
                   Dong Sung Kim, Drew University, “Empire and Wilderness in
                   Mark’s Gospel”
                   Sungho Choi, Wales Evangelical School of Theology, United
                   Kingdom, “The Christological use of the Royal-Enthronement
                   Psalms in the Gospel of Matthew and their significance for
                   Trinitarianism”
                   Brittany E. Wilson, Princeton Theological Seminary, “A
                   Peaceful Army and A Soul-Piercing Sword: Ironical Uses of
                   Violence Imagery in Luke 2:1-35”




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11:30am –
 1:00pm
                                 Book Display and Lunch


1:00pm –
3:00pm      History of Reception / Biblical Interpretation
            John W. Herbst, Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School
            of Christian Education, presiding
                   Jonathan E. Soyars, Princeton Theological Seminary, “The
                   Figure of Lazarus in Ephrem the Syrian’s Work”
                   Michael Chernick, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
                   Religion, “Paradox and Midrash: The Case of the Binding of
                   Isaac (`Aqedah)”
                   Linda Sue Galate, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies,
                   Drew University, “Standing In: Substituting Holy Persons in
                   ante pacem Figural Imagery”


            The Writings / Kethuvim
            Tod Linafelt, Georgetown University, presiding
                  Jennifer L. Koosed, Albright College, “Will the Real Mother of
                  Obed, Please Stand Up?”
                  Sarah Zhang, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Concerted
                  Paradoxes: Delight in Song 4:1-7”
                  Judy Fentress-Williams, Virginia Theological Seminary,
                  “"Dialogue and Identity in the Book of Ruth”

3:00pm -
4:30pm      Hebrew Prophetic Books
            Fred W. (“Chip”) Dobbs-Allsopp, Princeton Theological Seminary,
            presiding
                   Jason Radine, Morgan State University
                   Couey
                   Safwat Henein


            “Darkness, Distinction, and Ethos: Exploring the Unexplored in Luke-
            Acts
            Paul Bellan-Boyer, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Jersey City, New
            Jersey
                   Amy Peeler, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Power in the
                   Midst of Darkness: Luke’s Motif of Darkness in the Passion
                   Narrative”
                   David A. Handy, Independent Scholar, “The Radical
                   Implications of a Crucial, Overlooked Biblical Echo in Acts
                   11:12: Overturning the Priestly Call to 'Make a Distinction'
                   Between the Clean and Unclean
                   Stephen Finlan, "The Gospel's Family Metaphor and Ethics
                   within the Family"

4:30 –



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5:45pm     SBL Plenary Talk
           Stephen L. Cook, Virginia Theological Seminary, presiding
           Plenary Speaker: Choon-Leong Seow, Henry Snyder Gehman
           Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature, Princeton
           Theological Seminary
           “Job’s Wife, A Lecture in Slides: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim
           interpretations”

6:00 –                               Dinner Reception
7:30pm         The American Academy of Religion and The Society of Biblical
                                         Literature
7:30 –     AAR Plenary Talk
9:00pm     Habibeh Rahim, St. John’s University, Presiding
           Plenary Speaker: Linda Ardito, Dowling College
           “Contemporary Ecological Issues and Early Greek Thought: Some
           Religio-Philosophical Considerations”

9:00pm -                         After Hours Networking
????                               Katie Oxx, Presiding
                   Join Colleagues and Friends for informal conversation




Friday, 28 March 2008

   TIME                                   EVENT
7:30am                         Registration –AAR and SBL
                                     SBL Panels
9:00am –
11:30am    The Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East
           Mark Leson, The Catholic University of America, presiding
                  Adeeb F. Mickahail, Independent Scholar, “Paradoxes of the
                  Molten Calf Episode, Exodus 32”
                  Steve A. Wiggins, Gorgias Press, “Paradox and Consistency
                  between Ugarit and Israel”
                  Preston Kavanagh, Independent Scholar, “2 Kings 25:27-30:
                  Paradox in Jehoiachin’s Death Account”
                  Carol S. Wimmer, Independent Scholar, “Time Between
                  Timelessness: An Ancient Paradox Long Forgotten”
                  Spencer Allen, “The Istars of Hammurabi's Prologue: The
                  issue of Divine Multiplicity”


           The Wisdom Literature
           Choon-Leong Seow, Princeton Theological Seminary, presiding
                 Edward Ho, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario,
                 Canada, “Elihu as the Reader in the Text in the Book of Job”
                 Jennifer Barbour, Oxford University, “'The Battle is Not to the
                 Strong': Biblical Intertextuality in a Wisdom Paradox at
                 Qoheleth 9:11-18”
                 Gregory Glazov, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of



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                   Theology, Seton Hall University, “In Defence of the Qere at
                   Proverbs 20:16”


11:30am –
 1:00pm     MAR-SBL President’s Talk
            Stephen L. Cook, Virginia Theological Seminary, presiding
            Fred W. (“Chip”) Dobbs-Allsopp, Princeton Theological Seminary,
            2008 MAR-SBL President, “The Way of Poetry in Psalm 133”

1:00pm –
3:00pm      Panel Discussion: Directions in the Study of Job
                   Choon-Leong Seow, Princeton Theological Seminary
                   Samuel E. Balentine, Union Theological Seminary and
                   Presbyterian School of Christian Education
                   Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, Eastern University



            Panel: Remembering Dr. Michael Patrick O'Connor
            Jeremy Schipper, Temple University, presiding
                    Mark Leson, The Catholic University of America
                    Chip Dobbs-Allsopp, Princeton Theological Seminary
                    Stephen Cook, Virginia Theological Seminary
                    Susan G. Sullivan, The Catholic University of America
3:00pm -
5:00pm      John Matters: Howard Divinity Students Speak Out on the Gospel of
            John
            Michael Newheart, Howard University School of Divinity, presiding
                  Alessandra Thompson, Howard University School of Divinity
                  Ashley Banks, Howard University School of Divinity
                  Denise Grant, Howard University School of Divinity
                  Kenneth Thomas, Howard University School of Divinity
                  Hambisa Belina, Gettysburg Theological Seminary



            Epistles
            A. Katherine Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary, presiding
                   Matthew W. Puffer, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Faith
                   and Suffering in Hebrews 11: Bonhoeffer’s Interpretive Key”
                   Francis D. Connolly-Weinert, Saint John’s University, “The
                   Dark Side of the Covenant: Jesus’ Death and the Shadow of
                   Blood Guilt”
                   Matthew V. Novenson, Princeton Theological Seminary, “P46
                   and the So-Called Concluding Doxology of Romans”
                   Lisa Dawkins Kenkeremath, Idylwood Presbyterian Church,
                   Falls Church, Virginia, “‘Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing’:
                   Paradox in Christian Experience in the Pauline Communities”


            Contexts of Biblical Interpretation



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Donna Laird, Drew University, presiding
      Laurel W. Koepf, Union Theological Seminary, “Calling for
      Children: Children as Agents in and Interpreters of Texts”
      Surekha Nelavala, Drew University, “The Widow beyond Her
      Two Coins: An Indian Feminist Reading of Mark 12:41-44”
      Robert Wafula, Drew University, “This is My Story: The Joban
      Use of Irony to Resist Divine Tyranny”
      Nancy A. Lynch, Moravian Theological Seminary, “The Womb
      Symbolism in Genesis 1-6”




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